These BBQ pulled pork nachos are everything you need for a football game day -- two layers of BBQ pork, plenty of cheese, and your favorite toppings!
Sometimes dinner can get a little exhausting. When the people in your house need to always eat three meals a day -- and two of those three people can't feed themselves -- you get tired. How can these people eat so much food??! One of the ways to combat that is to make larger batches of food and think of more innovative ways to use leftovers. The kids will love chicken when we eat it the first night, for example, but when we eat it two nights later, it's like they can taste it's been sitting in the refrigerator for two days. How does that happen?
These BBQ pulled pork nachos use leftover pulled pork -- but they're SEXY leftovers (aka not the same meal just eaten again, which is what our leftovers look like a lot). These leftovers feel special. LOL.
The pulled pork used in these nachos comes from my favorite Dutch Oven Pulled Pork. I get as big of a pork shoulder or Boston butt that will fit in my Dutch oven. As soon as the pork comes out of the oven, I shred the pork and then can use it for several meals. Sometimes we'll make BBQ pulled pork sliders (by literally just adding our favorite BBQ sauce once it's shredded), eat it plain, or throw it in with some pasta.
My favorite use of pulled pork leftovers though are these BBQ pulled pork nachos. They're a hit here...and the kids can't sniff out the leftovers!
How to Make BBQ Pulled Pork Nachos
Start with pulled pork.
These pulled pork nachos come Day 2 of this Dutch Oven Pulled Pork. It's so easy to make and is so versatile. Pour just enough BBQ sauce on your pork to moisten the pork but you don't want it sopping. That will just make your chips soggy.
Layers On Layers on Layers
Spread your tortilla chips on a parchment-lined baking sheet (for easy clean-up). Then spread your BBQ pulled pork evenly over the chips. Top with cheese. Then repeat the layers one more time.
Bake at 375˚ for 8-10 minutes or until cheese is melted and pork is heated through.
Go nuts with the toppings. We keep ours pretty tame because #children, but you feel free to use whatever you want/have available.
- black beans
- sour cream
BBQ Pulled Pork Nachos
- 1 pound pulled pork, cooked
- ½ cup favorite BBQ sauce
- 1 package corn chips
- 1 tomato, diced
- 2 cups favorite shredded cheese
- 1 avocado, diced
- ¼ cup sour cream
- Prepare pulled pork. Toss lightly with BBQ sauce.
- Pre-heat oven to 375˚ F. Line ½ sheet baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil for easy clean up. Spread chips in single layer across the bottom of the baking sheet. Sprinkle haf of the BBQ pulled pork evenly across chips. Top with half of the cheese. Create a second layer -- with chips, pulled pork, and cheese. Bake for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.
- Remove from the oven, sprinkle top with more cheese (optional), tomatoes, avocado, and sour cream.